Colour photograph

Registration number
31547
Item name
Colour photograph 
Category
Photograph
 
Indigenous name
 
Maker
 
Associated cultural group
 
Place
Australia > Australia > Northern Territory > Darwin-Daly region > Port Keats
Map
Collector
G. Wallace 
Acquisition date
February 01, 1978 
Acquisition method
by Miss Jeannie Devitt 
Dimensions
H: W: 130 mm L: 89 mm D: Circum:

Description

Colour photograph of a woman and a child sitting next to a fence wearing shirts and skirts in the process of stripping palm fronds.

Research notes

"Photo shows the stripping of the 'skin' from the individual leaves of the palm frond. The frond is discarded and the individual 'skins' are dried and twisted into a string. Edwina and Majella. Reference: Hardwick, J., The Material Culture of Port Keats, University of Queensland Museum Records p.23" [catalogue card note].

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